20 Books of Summer

20booksofsummerFollowing the lead of  746 Books and many others, I’ve devised my summer reading list – 20 Books of Summer. My list is largely informed by the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs August 13-29, and because I am me, I’ve got to prepare. So here goes:

  1. Girl Up by Laura Bates – It’s Laura Bates, so it’s pretty much required reading.
  2. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark – This has been on my TBR since we moved to Edinburgh 4.5 years ago! Time to get it read.
  3. The Bones of Grace by Tahmima Anam – Already on my ereader.
  4. The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick (Aug 25) – Hopefully this will be on sale in advance at #edbookfest.
  5. A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee – Looks like a quick read to help me along.
  6. The Trouble With Sheeps and Goats by Joanna Cannon – Can’t wait to get to this one.
  7. This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell – She lives in my neighbourhood, so who knows, maybe she’ll leave a copy on my doorstep.
  8. The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan – Loved The Panopticon, so this is a must!
  9. Cauliflower by Nicola Barker – Saving this for one of my many summer plane journeys.
  10. The Life Project by Helen Pearson – A little non-fiction to keep my reading well rounded.
  11. Vaseline Buddha by Jung Young Moon – Because so far this list really lacks diversity.
  12. Cobalt Blue by Sachin Kundalkar
  13. The Man Who Built The Sierra Club by Robert Wyss – I’ve actually started this one already
  14. The Yoga of Max’s Discontent by Karan Bajaj – Downloaded today!

The other 6 positions will be left to wildcard choices. I’m going to be traveling for 5 weeks this summer, so I will undoubtedly find something along the way that catches my fancy. And to keep things light, I will at times be dependent on my e-reader.



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  2. Nice list! The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is great, and if you haven’t already seen the film it’s well worth watching too… after the book, of course! I’ve got A Rising Man on my summer list too – looks like it should be fun. Have a great summer of reading! 🙂

  3. Will you be going to the Book Festival there? I just posted a summer reading list on my site too. I don’t know most of your titles but I have seen The Yoga of Max’s Discontent. That one interests me. Enjoy your books!

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